There is so much that is changing in our world today that it is easy to get disoriented. We can feel unsettled, unsure, and full of questions. But, it could be that God is disorienting us so that the Spirit can move us to a new place of learning, understanding, and serving. In Jeremiah 29:2, it says that “King Jeconiah, the queen mother, the court officials, the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the artisans, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem.” For those who remained behind after the exile, this was a “brain drain”. They were now living in a leadership vacuum. All of their key leaders had been carried off. It would have been disorienting to figure out how to live in a place where all the key leaders were now gone. For the exiles, they had to figure out what God was up to and how they should now live in this strange, new land. Discontinuous change forces us to figure out how God is calling us to live in new ways and opens us up to new learnings that we would not achieve otherwise. What is God prompting us to learn in the midst of today’s disorientation?